Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Year 3 - Holly 2023 - 2024

Mrs James

Mrs James

Mrs Del Rio

Mrs Del Rio

Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

Welcome to Holly Class! 

Your teachers are Mrs James on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Del-Rio on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Welcome back to school, Holly class. Everyone has settled back into school really well, despite the heat. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and we have also made a start on some topic learning as well. 

Autumn term 2023:

Our topic up until Christmas is 'Through the Ages'. We will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The children will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.

Our class text is 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King.

Please see our Curriculum Newsletter below for more information on the other topics that we will teaching over the course of this term. 

Class information:

Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day and we will send it home at half term. We would be very grateful if everything could be clearly named as well. 

Please ensure your child comes to school with a water bottle filled with water everyday. We will send these home at the end of everyday to be washed and returned the next day. 

Years 3 and 4 will be performing a Harvest Show this half term. More information to follow shortly on this. 


Spellings: children will be tested on weekly words every Tuesday. Please find below a half termly overview of the spellings and practise with your child every week.  

Please, find below Home Learning tasks. Home Learning will be set on a Thursday to be handed in on a Tuesday. Home learning tasks should be completed in the home learning books, where answers only are recorded, there is no requirement to print off the home learning task. 

How can I help my child at home?

Reading: please read with your child as frequently as possible. They don't have to read their school reading books every night, it is a good idea to read a range of genres and texts as this will really help their general knowledge and as well their understanding of different text types. We have attached a recommended reading list for year 3 for your information. 

Timestables: this term, we will be focussing on learning our x3, x4 and x8 times tables, as well as consolidating our knolwedge of the x2, x5 and x10 times tables. Youtube have lots of great songs which will help your child learn these. Here are a couple of websites you can also use at home to help your child practise their times tables:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ - you can sign your child up for a free account on this website which will keep track of their progress and their achievements. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables - Hit the Button is a particularly popular game on this website. 

Spellings: we have attached the year 3 and 4 statuory word list which you child will be expected to be able to spell by the time they finish year 4. It might be useful to look at a word a week - talk about the word's meaning, looking at how it is spelt and can it can be used in a sentence. 

Spelling, puncutation and grammar: we have also attached a spelling, punctuation and grammar glossary of terminology for each year group. This will give you an idea of what your child is expected to already know from years 1 and 2, and also what they will be learning about during year 3. 

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